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I have a few little blood blisters on my ball sack. They

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I have a few little "blood blisters" on my ball sack. They don't hurt or itch or anything. I wouldn't know they were there if I didn't see them. Do I need to worry?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. RayA replied 8 years ago.
Hi Critter,
While it's generally very challenging to diagnose most skin conditions without seeing them, painless, small, bright red spots on the skin are often hemangiomas, a benign (safe) change in your small blood vessels close to the surface of the skin. I've included a link to an on line image of hemangiomas, however, they can have a large variety of appearances. A quick search on google images should pull up a number of other examples.

http://www.visualdxhealth.com/images/dx/webAdult/cherryHemangioma_44265_lg.jpg

Remember, if you have concerns about the safety of a skin lesion, it is always best to have it evaluated in person by your doctor.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
They are definately not hemangiomas. They are little (smaller than an eighth of an inch) dark blood blisters. They are filled with blood. Also, I can see that they are connected to the small blood vessels just beneath the skin. There are about half a dozen of them.
Expert:  Dr. RayA replied 8 years ago.
Hi Critter,
There are two other conditions that could cause what you are describing:

1) Cherry angioma
2) Angiokeratoma

Angiokeratoma lesions are typically darker in color, while cherry angiomas are blood red, and usually multiple, often with a visible attachment to small vessels in the skin.

Both conditions are benign, and treatment is only needed if you are worried about appearance.